By Lisa Johnston
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Anaheim, Calif. — Targus today announced the availability of its iNotebook for the iPad and iPad Mini, a portfolio case with a sensor and an accompanying free app that allows users to wirelessly transfer what they write on paper directly to their iPad.
The iNotebook includes a pen with integrated stylus and rechargeable Bluetooth-enabled sensor, both charged via USB. The sensor is designed to fit snuggly into the iNotebook portfolio and includes an indicator light to communicate power and Bluetooth status. The pen is designed with gun-metal accents and includes Y-charging cable, 100-page notebook and three pen refills.
The iNotebook does not require special ink or paper. The sensor has integrated memory, which allows notes to be captured when the iPad or Bluetooth aren’t available and then transfers them to the iPad at a later time.
The iNotebook app offers an intuitive organizational structure, the company said, including Notebooks, Tabs and Pages. It also includes the ability to erase, highlight, stamp and create text boxes. In addition, users can customize the background of their documents; add images to notes, record voice notes and organize saved files. Embedded email capability allows users to email notes, pages and audio files directly from the app.
“iPad users are using their device for everything from making grocery lists at home to feverishly taking notes at school to jotting down action items at the office,” said Melissa Chapman, product management and marketing VP for tablets at Targus. “The iNotebook is ideal for people who want a simple solution for converting handwritten material into a digital format so it can easily be saved, organized, edited and shared.”
The iNotebook is available in black or white for a suggested retail of $180. The iNotebook app can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store.
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